「友達とトモダチ」 (Tomodachi to Tomodachi)
“Friend and Friend”
I know we all probably saw it coming and it looks like the house of cards has finally started to crumble. The question is, can Hase and everyone around him pick up pieces and put it back together?
Will You Be My Friend?
A phrase that we’ve heard many times throughout the season, I think this week’s episode really made a point about just how hard it is to say those five simple words. Words that when combined together make such a powerful phrase that it can bring both happiness and sadness depending on the context. We’ve seen all the good things that come from those words and it feels like we’re getting a remedial lesson on all the negatives. Sure we may not ever come into contact with a situation as unique as Fujimiya’s, but in that context I don’t know if I could handle losing the connection and emotions I’ve built with that special person in my life. Because in the end, it’s all the small things you create together with your special someone that mean the world to you.
Which is probably why I started to really feel my chest tighten when Hase just couldn’t hold it in anymore. Even with his awkward personality, character faults, and submissive personality I wouldn’t wish what’s happening to him on even my worst enemy.
Shoubro (or maybe Tsunderebro) and Saki
After the little hints that the writers have been dropping, I’m sure it wasn’t too surprising to see Shougo and Saki end up in their own awkward romantic situation. While I never thought we would ever see Shougo admit to his feelings, I also never thought Saki would be the one to take the initiative. Which I guess is kind of funny since I always thought Shougo would be the one to make the first move. But if there’s anything we’ve learned from this series, that’s the fun part about romance isn’t it? Things don’t always go the way you want them to but it’s about rolling with the punches!
Having coming full circle and starting back at square one, I haven’t the slightest clue what’s about to happen from here on out. With Fujimiya’s memories completely reset and Kujo single-handedly messing everything up without even trying, I don’t see much light at the end of the tunnel. That said, I believe that Hase will come up with something to bring back the Fujimiya we’ve grown together with. Because even with all the negative things I’ve said about him, he ain’t a quitter.
Till next week everyone!